There have been studies that show a clean and tidy home helps to relieve stress by creating an atmosphere you can truly relax in. We can all agree that the actual work of cleaning is more enjoyable when we are in a good mood or are motivated to do so. If you are motivated don’t take it for granted, get to cleaning and make the most of it! If you are in a bad mood and just frustrated and overwhelmed by the cleaning task ahead of you; turn your frown upside down by making cleaning fun! Here are some things you can do to make cleaning more enjoyable and something you look forward to! (And my kids love Incredible Crew so I thought this was a silly, fun way to think about it)
When you have too much stuff it is harder to stay on top of keeping things clean and organized. Go through your home and purge items that are rarely or never used. This will make your cleaning job less stressful and much quicker on a daily basis. There really is something to be said for the “less is more” way of life. Less stuff means less cleaning and more time to relax or do other activities.
This may seem like something only those extremely A type personalities or someone with OCD would think necessary, but organizing is crucial to an easier, faster and more enjoyable daily cleaning routine. Don’t just stuff belongings into closets, drawers, bins, etc. and think out of sight out of mind. The appearance of clean is very different from a livable clean. Stuffing all those clothes in the closet to get them off the floor quickly may seem like the funner and quicker way to clean but when your are in a rush to get ready in the morning and can’t find the item of clothing you wanted to wear it creates more stress. Have a place for everything and put everything in its place. Not only will it be findable when you need it that overstuffed closet won’t be haunting your conscious.
Stay on Top of Yearly Deep Cleanings
One way to make cleaning tasks less labor intensive and also extend the life of fixtures in your home is to stay on top of yearly deep cleanings. This is very important for your carpets and tile especially. Carpets that have not been deep cleaned in a long time and grout that has not been cleaned and re-sealed are more work to keep up as they attract soil more quickly and need more attention.
Blast your favorite tunes or use this time to catch up on your favorite shows (as long as it isn’t too distracting). Who says cleaning has to be serious work? Let loose and have some fun by singing your favorite lyrics as loud as you can or dancing around the floor as you sweep and mop. Set up the mobile device on the kitchen counter and enjoy some binge watching while you hand wash some dishes. Turn cleaning into “me time.”
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